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Not sure when in the process it should happen, but I guess after years in the sport horse world, I don't find it the last bit outrageous that the animals being exhibited should be sound by veterinary standards, on the day of competition. At all high-level sport horse competitions, the horses must pass the vet check. In eventing, they must do it twice. at the start of the competition, and again between the cross country and stadium jumping.
I think the only thing that really bothers me is that they singled out specific breeds. It seems to me that if they are going to institute a policy like this, it should be the same for everyone.
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